1080p RPTV: $4K / FPTV - $20K?!?

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  1. Colin Dunn

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    Looks like street prices for 1080P RPTV devices are reaching the high $3000s/low $4000s. But I'm not seeing any signs of 1080p FPTV devices anywhere near this price range. Everything I've read so far shows prices near $20K.

    Why would it cost 5 times as much to make a 1080p FPTV but only $4K to make an RPTV?

    Or are there FPTV products at more reasonable prices coming to market during 2006?
     
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    The Ruby is down at$10K, 1080p LCOS. That is a HUGE drop in price from the 004 which was $30K 1080pLCOS, and adds a dynamic iris. Incredible value move, IMO.

    1080pDLP chips are on the horizon, don't know what kind of prices though, hopefully cheaper for 1-chip, and hopefully not $30K+ for 3-chip stuff.
     
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    Colin:

    I really have never been able to figure out why something that has no box to it is cheaper than one that comes with no only the box, but a mirror, etc.

    Mostly it is a matter of scale. They sell more of the RPTVs than they do FPTVs. That has been changing of late and I would hang on for a few months and you will probably be seeing some nice 1080p units from Infocus, Panasonic, Sharp, etc. Its just a matter of time. And they will be cheaper than the same thing in a box.
     

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